Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Cone flowers pictures.

About Coneflowers
Cone flowers grow a beautiful flowerhead with a round central disk surrounded by long, thin pedals. These plants are native to North America and they look lovely in home gardens. There three different varieties of cone flowers with a vast array of colors.
 Coneflower Varieties
There are 3 main varieties of Coneflowers:

Echinacea - Commonly called the purple coneflower. 
Ratibida - Commonly called the prairie coneflower.
Rudbeckia - Called coneflowers or black eye susan.

 Planting Cone flowers
Coneflowers can handle limited water and poor soil conditions, although they prefer fertile soil. Their tolerance and hardiness makes them great choices for a low-water garden. These flowers grow in full sun to partial shade, preferring well-drained soil with lots of air circulation around their stems to prevent rot.

 Height: 2-5" feet
Spacing: 12-18" inches
Depth: 1/4" inch
Germination: 10-14 days

 Rake a fine soil and then spread your daisy seeds over the soil. Place 1/4" inch of fine soil over the seeds. Water gently and be sure not to disturb the daisy seeds.
Growing Coneflowers
Cone flowers are very easy to care for needing little to no care. They will grow great no matter the heat, humidity, drought, or cold weather! The only thing needed keep them looking good is mow them down in the fall. For the botanically interested, you can also propagate this one by root cuttings.  So, if you have one of the nicer forms that doesn't come true from seed, division or root cuttings will easily increase the numbers. Cone flowers, which not only provide nearly foolproof, perennial garden colour and fragrance but also long-lasting cut flowers. The bright blossoms are beloved by butterflies; the cones of seeds that remain after the petals drop attract goldfinches and other songbirds.

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